Among other things, Austin is known for its coffee shops — but with a different coffee shop on every corner, it can be difficult to settle on a favorite. Luckily, with so many to choose from, you should have no trouble finding a good cup o’ joe. Here are six of our favorite coffee shops to try:
One of Austin’s best coffee shops is set to open a new location on 3900 Far West Boulevard this fall, serving delicious coffee drinks, hot alternatives like tea and chai, and iced and blended drinks. Epoch also has a limited food menu featuring pizza, sandwiches, and desserts. While this new location is coming soon, Epoch currently has two other shops in Austin; visit epochcoffee.com
for more information. We hope this new outpost is just like the others: you’ll come for the coffee and stay from the hip, cozy vibe.
Mozart’s stands out from Austin’s other coffee shops because of its unique European flair and coffee roasted on-site every 48 hours. Enjoy your coffee with Mozart’s selection of desserts and pastries, which include cheesecake, cannolis, and chocolate-dipped strawberries! The address for Mozart’s is 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard. Mozart’s is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m. until 1 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m. until 1 a.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. until 12 a.m
Seventh Flag was born out of a desire to serve quality coffee — and aficionados say Austin residents can find it here. In addition to enjoying a great cup of coffee, you may also learn a thing or two about how it’s made. Seventh Flag offers a comfortable spot for locals to hang out, as well as knowledgeable and friendly customer service. Their beautiful shop is located at 1506 South First Street and is open daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Bennu is named after the Egyptian symbol of birth and resurrection... and after drinking a cup of their coffee, you’ll definitely feel reborn, especially early in the morning! One of the best features of Bennu is its indoor and outdoor seating, which makes the location perfect for casual get-togethers and intense work sessions. Bennu also features gourmet mochas like The Raven, a blend of dark chocolate powder and sauce topped with whipped cream (and more dark chocolate). Stop by one of Bennu’s two locations, which are both open 24/7: 2001 East MLK Boulevard and 515 South Congress Avenue.
Without a doubt, Buzz Mill is one of the most original joints in Austin, with a wood-covered facade looks more like a fireworks stand than a coffee shop! Buzz Mill is one of the best places in Austin to enjoy coffee outside, featuring an extra-large patio as well as regular musical performances. Enjoy coffee, cocktails and “elixirs,” and cheesesteak sandwiches from 1776 Cheesesteak Co. Better yet, Buzz Mill is open 24 hours a day, every day. Check out this one-of-a-kind coffee shop, located at 1505 Towncreek Drive.
Thunderbird offers food (like salads and breakfast tacos) and beer in addition to great coffee. This popular shop is locally owned and orders its coffee blends from a roaster in Texas and another in North Carolina; we love that Thunderbird uses a “direct trade” model that rewards roasters who cut out the middleman so that coffee farmers can be paid more fairly. Thunderbird’s two locations—1401 Koenig Lane and 2200 Manor Road—are open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
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